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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out other than the living room or an additional bedroom for a growing family. Are you planning to convert your attic soon? Here are some tips to remember:

 

Ceiling

Attics usually have a steep slope but you shouldn’t see this as a hindrance. Instead, try looking at it as a unique piece of architecture that can enhance the space. Add an extra design element to your ceiling by extending your wall paper or your paint beyond the walls. You can also create a focal point by painting it with an eye catching color.

 

Welcome the Sunlight

Natural light is important as it easily creates a cheerier and more inviting place, so if you don’t have windows in the space, consider having one installed. Small windows are okay but usually, it’s not enough for the room to reach its fullest potential. Skylights are a popular addition to attic conversions because of their natural fit into the roof line (aside from added headroom, of course).

 

Cover up the Floors

You may like hardwood floors but it probably won’t work in the attic. It’s more advisable to use carpet because it can help with sound proofing, especially because most attics are above other living spaces. It also makes it easier for you to just throw big floor pillows around for additional seating. If you really want to have hardwood floors, you need to consider adding sub-flooring to keep extra noise out.

 

Consider the Stairs

Attics are located on the highest level of your house so you will need a reliable means of access. Usually, attics have a ladder installed but these are not meant for regular everyday use. The most common attic conversion stair design is a traditional stair, the one you would typically find with a straight staircase extending out from your attic entrance. You can also opt for spiral stairs if you don’t have enough space below.

 

Temperature

Your attic will probably be hotter than the rest of your home so you need to do something to make sure that it will have a comfortable temperature at all times. The easiest way to do it is by installing a ceiling fan as it’ll cut down on the excess heating. Also consider investing in good spray foam insulation for your attic, which can be installed in your floor, walls, or ceiling beneath the roof.

 

Converting your attic is a great way to add value to your home without building an additional room. Send us an e-mail and we’ll be happy to help.